CARIBBEAN ENTERTAINMENT NEWS ROUNDUP

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 30: Producer Hollywood Walk of Fame Ana Martinez signs card with Flowers are placed on John Singleton's Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 30, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Robin L Marshall/Getty Images)
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By The NAN Editorial Team

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Friday, May 10, 2019: Here are the top headlines making news on the Caribbean entertainment scene for this week:

Remembering John Singleton

Caribbean-roots star, Nia Long, was among the celebrities this week gathering in Los Angeles to pay their respects to iconic filmmaker John Singleton at his private funeral.

Long was a cast member of Singleton’s directorial debut, Boyz n the Hood. The film made Academy Award history when Singleton became the youngest and first black director to be nominated for Best Director, and launched the acting careers of several of its stars.

Singleton was taken off of life support and died on April 29th after suffering a major stroke on April 17. He was 51 years old.

Long is of Trinidadian, Grenadian, Vincentian and Bajan descent.

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What Does Skip Marley and Little Haiti Have In Common?

Reggae star Skip Marley, who is currently gearing up for the release of his full-length debut project, has dropped a new video that was filmed in Miami’s Little Haiti.

‘That’s Not True’ depicts a slice of life in the heart of Little Haiti. His uncle Damian Marley also makes an appearance in the video.

As skip tells it: “’That’s Not True’ is about trying to find the positivity and light in the darkness that can sometimes eclipse humanity. We can all be the best versions of ourselves & lift one another by coming together and spreading positive vibes.”

The new video release comes as Skip’s new collaboration with Major Lazer drops today.

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Hawaiian Born Musicians Tops Billboard Reggae Charts

A California band featuring all Hawaiian born musicians has topped the Billboard Reggae chart this week.

Iration, an alternative/reggae group of musicians formed in Isla Vista, CA, took the number one spot, jumping from six last week, after 41 weeks on the chart with their self-titled album. 

 “We’re all about luv,” states the band. The group is made up of members Joseph Dickens (Drums), Joseph King (Engineer), Cayson Peterson (Keyboard/Synth), Micah Pueschel (Guitar/Lead Vocals), Adam Taylor (Bass), and Micah Brown (Guitar/Vocals). All of the members of Iration met while growing up in Hawaii but formed the band after reconnecting in Santa Barbara, CA. The only exception is Micah Brown, who officially joined the group in 2014.

Buju Banton For Grenada Tomorrow

It’s almost here Grenadians. Buju Banton’s Long Walk to Freedom concert at the National Cricket Stadium is tomorrow night, Saturday, May 11 2019 from 9 p.m. VIP tickets were sold out Thursday and the only available tickets were available in advance at US $66.